Good news, everybody! The Football Association has decided not to take any punitive action against Moussa Sissoko for allegedly stamping on the leg of Kenedy during Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 win over Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
The incident apparently took place just before halftime after Sissoko was called for a foul on Kenedy and seemed to accidentally step on Kenedy’s leg. Martin Atkinson apparently saw the incident and didn’t think it was a thing. Apparently this was a thing. I do not remember the incident at all, nor can I seem to find any video of the leg stamp in question.
It’s pretty great that Sissoko escaped retroactive punishment for an incident that I don’t remember even happening or even being talked about, so... hooray? There was even a Michael Caley joke made in our writer’s room that “A successful stamp would require Sissoko placing his foot in an intended location, which is prima facie implausible.”
But hey, so long as Spurs are still one more midfield injury away from starting 20-year old Luke Amos against Fulham at Wembley Stadium, having Sissoko avoid a suspension is probably a good thing. And as we know, trusting that the FA won’t do something stupid is never a very good bet to make.